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Spring Concert May 28

Spring Concert May 28

Third grade through seventh grade will present their spring music concert on May 28 at 5pm at Second Congregational Church located on the corner of Conant and Cabot Street. The students will showcase their musical skills on a variety of mediums: vocal, recorder, and strings, from the Renaissance era, Mozart, Ogden Nash and more.

Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle Winner

Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle Winner

The winner of the 2019 Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle is Brian Pletcher! Congratulations!!! Winning ticket was sold by Anita Brewer-Siljeholm, alumni parent and long-time supporter of our school.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle, bought tickets, sold tickets, counted tickets and more. Together, we raised $26,500, a new record for our school! This is a great accomplishment. Big thank you to everyone.

Save the Date Talent Show Friday May 31

Save the Date Talent Show Friday May 31

Everyone loves our annual Talent Show and this year it will be held on Friday, May 31 at 6 pm. If you have a talent to share, start practicing! Students, alumni and adults are welcome. Look for the sign-up sheet by the Main Office. Each act should last no longer than 3 minutes and will need to be vetted by Ms. Ryan or Mrs. MacKilligan. Admission is $5 per person and there will be refreshments for sale (proceeds to go to the Annual Fund).

Painting with Wool Workshop June 1

Painting with Wool Workshop June 1

Join us on Saturday, June 1, 9:30am to 12:00pm, for a creative, enriching workshop where you’ll create a felted wool painting of your child. Elizabeth Stubbs, a Waldorf early childhood teacher and artist, will teach a painting technique which uses soft, unspun wool fleece. We will begin with a guided meditation on the birth and early years of our children’s lives, and find inspiration for the images that will follow. Workshop is for all skill levels and each participant will go home with a completed picture. $40 workshop fee includes instruction and materials. Spend time with old friends and new, enjoy good conversation, plus a lovely breakfast snack. This workshop will take place in the Handwork classroom. Limited to 12 attendees, register soon. Adults only.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 28, via e-mail to Kate Hill at khill@waldorfmoraine.org

Silk Dyeing Workshop Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am to noon

Silk Dyeing Workshop Saturday, May 4, 9:30 am to noon

This weekend, celebrate spring with this fun, easy, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the art of silk dyeing. Spend an hour or two with friends, learning to dye silks naturally. Each participant will dye 3 silks (like the ones we have in nursery and kindergarten) with beautiful natural colors like blue, yellow, red, and brown.
$50 workshop fee includes hands-on instruction and 3 silks. Delicious breakfast snack, coffee, and tea will be served.
Workshop will take place at the main school in the kindergarten playground.
Please RSVP to Kate Hill at khill@waldorfmoraine.org. Limited to 20 attendees.

Nursery and Kindergarten Outdoor Open House May 1, 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Nursery and Kindergarten Outdoor Open House May 1, 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Join our Early Childhood teachers on an outdoor exploration of our Nursery and Kindergarten programs on May 1, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

The Moraine Farm campus offers countless nature explorations and learning experiences for the young child. The nursery and kindergarten children are immersed in the wonder of the natural world for 2 to 3 hours a day in all seasons. This outdoor open house will begin in the nursery play yard with a circle, then we will explore the field and forest. Families will have a glimpse into the joy, wonder and health giving qualities of nature based education.

Please come prepared to join us with walking shoes or hiking books, water bottles, and proper protective clothing. Strollers are not recommended as the trails can be tricky to maneuver.

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Earth Oven Restoration Project Postponed

Earth Oven Restoration Project Postponed

The earth oven restoration project has been postponed until this fall. We have discovered other possibilities for this project that will take more time to plan and execute. More details to share on this soon.

Media Exposure and Our Children April 4 Summary of Event

Media Exposure and Our Children April 4 Summary of Event

The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) focus on researching the impact of commercialism on children, explained Josh Golin, executive director of CCFC. Starting in the mid-1980s, marketing started to be directed at our children. The CCFC, founded in 2000, advocates for companies to stop marketing directly to our children. Luckily, they have been successful in many of their efforts.

Josh showed attendees examples of the ways in which various companies have infiltrated the places where children “hang out” online (YouTube, social media) and through TV, movies and video games, and how it is all paired with consumerism, offering merchandise in strategic ways. We saw how advertising used to “speak” to parents. Now, advertisement is speaking directly to children, knowing that children are often left unsupervised while on their screens.

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A Pancake and Maple Syrup Day Success. Thank you.

A Pancake and Maple Syrup Day Success. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Pancake Breakfast. It was awesome to see the community come together in celebration of our second successful maple sugaring season and the arrival of spring. We served over 170 people and raised $1,063 dollars!

A big thank you to some of our local grocery stores for their generous donations of goods toward the breakfast, including Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Shaws and Trader Joe’s. When asked to support this event they all responded without hesitation.

We could not have done it without the help of Valley View Farm in Topsfield. The folks there took all of our sap (over 110 gallons collected) and spent many nights in their steamy sugar shack evaporating it down to the delicious sweet syrup that we all enjoyed. If you would like some maple syrup, you can for a limited time buy 16oz for $15 at the school store. Get it while it lasts!